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Address: Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Traveled to Samal Island by ferry and took us 10 minutes. We rode by tricycle and the price range depends on how many places you would visit. We traveled almost 20 minutes to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Traveled to Samal Island by ferry and took us 10 minutes. We rode by tricycle and the price range depends on how many places you would visit. We traveled almost 20 minutes to reach the place. 100php for entrance and there was a tour guide to walk us through the 4 caves. We can take pictures but up until a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We arrived just as it was getting dusk. We received a warm, enthusiastic welcome and were guided up the footpaths that lead to the fenced, chimney-like entrances to the caves, home to the bat colonies. We were not disappointed; once it got fairly dark, the fruit bats began to emerge as a spectacular black cloud of flying mammalian life. There... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The trip to the Monfort Bat Sanctuary was offered to us by Paradise Island Resort. I was with my fiance and her 7 year old daughter and we all found the bats to be fascinating. Made me want to learn more about these flying mammals. Well worth the trip to go see them.

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Charly-Sur-Marne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Im with my Family and we discover it together ,its nice place how all the bats are all together,it smells bad coz of their waste but it was amazing.only need to update the price coz in the internet the entrance was 25 pesos but when were there they say 100 pesos so i told them to update it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Entrance is Php 100. Ate at the cashier guided as way to the cave, shes very hospitable, she explain everything about bats basically. Tips: there are many mosquito literally so buy some mosquito repellent before going here Be ready for foul smell of the poops of the bats The noise of the bat is okay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Monfort Bat Sanctuary is a very different kind of attraction. Visitors don't go inside the actual cave, as it would be too dangerous due to snakes and toxic gasses from the bats (!) but view the groups of bats from four different openings. The sheer number of bats is overwhelming, even though visitors only see a small portion. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The most expensive thing I went to in the Philippines, but I thought it was kind of worth it. Even though you don't do the cool stuff you expect, no walking in the cave or anything, I liked it. Observing thousands of bats was pretty cool.

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San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fruit bats should be preserved since less bats less durian since durian pollinate at night.So thrilled to see millions of bats in different caves!

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Jersey, British Isles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

You can get up close to millions of bats. Fascinating and recommended. We did this as a tour from the hotel and they supplied a helpful 'guide' to stay with us during the duration. I was surprised they allowed flashlight photography as I thought this would disturb them, but I suppose they are meant to be near-blind !

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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Samal is not just about white sand beaches. It is also home to millions of Geoffroy's rousette fruit bats. Monfort Bat Sanctuary is about less than an hour away from Davao City proper. When you visit the place you might want to go down the beach area. The view from the beachfront is spectacular.

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